Unless you work in education you might not know it, but Microsoft and Apple have a serious and growing Chromebook problem. According to data from Futuresource Consulting, Chromebook adoption has grown from less than 1% of all devices shipped within the education market in 2012 to more than 25% of shipments in Q4 2013. Earlier this month, Google announced that Chesterfield County Public Schools, one of the one hundred largest school systems in the US, was buying 32,000 Dell Chromebooks, one for each of its middle and high school students. Continue reading Chesterfield County Schools Turn to Sphere 3D for Windows on Chromebooks
In Texiwill’s recent vSphere post, he came to the conclusion he would have to retire his HP DL380 G3 hardware in order to upgrade to vSphere. There is an interesting question as to whether his development environment could be saved by the judicious application of some Open Source technology. I too have some hardware of that vintage (an ML350 G3) so I thought I’d have a go, and to add a little spice I thought I’d try and do it using free Open Source software. After all ESXi 3.5i is free, and that works pretty darn well on a ML350 G3. Continue reading VirtualBox OSE 3.0 – Still a viable Open Source option?